Telcom insight briefing:

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

A scheme by the Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport to bring ultrafast fibre internet to UK businesses.

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Double your business' internet speed, paid for by the Gigabit Connection Voucher Scheme

The new Government Gigabit Connection Voucher Scheme, organised by the Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport, is a key part of the Government's strategy to bring gigabit connectivity to businesses across the UK.

Eligible businesses are able to claim a voucher to cover the cost of making their internet connection 'Gigabit ready', with speeds beginning at a superfast 100Mbps, all the way up to a blazing 1Gbps (or 1,000Mbps).

There are a limited number of vouchers to distribute - only several hundred in certain regions - so we recommend that businesses consider claiming one as soon as possible before they are all gone.

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  1. Read more about the scheme at

How the speeds compare:

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Average UK speed:36Mbps

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Minimum scheme speed:100Mbps

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Top scheme speed:1Gbps

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"A world-class digital communications network is essential to ensure the UK’s future competitiveness in the global market and its ability to attract investment.

Faster and more reliable connections are transforming the way we live and work, and better broadband supports businesses to grow and become more productive."

Matt Hancock Minister of State for Digital & Culture

Currently available in 4 regions with more coming soon.

The Government Gigabit Connection Voucher Scheme is being deloyed in several 'waves', with the first wave being piloted in four key regions across the UK with the aim of supporting the installation of Gigabit-capable or local full fibre services to businesses or clusters of businesses to make them more competitive and profitable.

The current list of available regions:

  • Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire
  • Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset
  • Coventry & Warwickshire
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority
    Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield & York

More regions will open up in 'Wave 2'

If you want us to let you know as soon as your area becomes available, fill in this form

  1. Current list of local bodies:

Get the most out of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

What does a Gigabit Voucher get you?

A Gigabit Broadband Voucher covers the cost of upgrading your business' internet connection to be capable of ultrafast, 'Gigabit' internet speeds.

Your business will gain a significantly faster connection, guaranteed to be the greater of either 100Mbps or twice your current speed, and upgradable to speeds up to and above 1Gbps if you ever need them. At Telcom we pride ourselves in our unique ability to deliver this ultrafast connectivity to you, with a business-grade uptime commitment, within days, and you don't need to pay a penny for the install.

You'll be in good company too; at Telcom we've worked with many great companies including

Customer case studies Uber Sky Google NHS

With a Telcom business connection, you also get as standard:

  • Ultrafast, symmetrical dedicated leased line
  • At least double your current internet speed or 100Mbps (whichever is greater)
  • Ability to upgrade to 1Gbps at any point
  • 99.95% uptime guarantee
  • Installed with days
  • Open & honest monthly pricing so you know you are getting the same deal as everyone else
  1. Telcom business connections are 'symmetrical' which simply means that a '1Gbps connection' will provide both a 1Gbps upload and 1Gbps download.

Get in touch and we'll help you see if a Gigabit Voucher is right for your business

Our friendly team will answer any questions you have, confirm that your company is eligible, and send you a full proposal for how we can provide the best connection to suit your business.

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We look after your voucher application throughout the process

No voucher forms or paperwork for you to fill in. We'll tailor your connection and process all the paperwork to cover the cost of your install using the voucher. All you need to do is tell us how fast you want it.


Your gigabit connection is installed within days, paid for by your voucher

Get all the benefits of one of Telcom's business internet connections for your business, with zero install cost, within days.

Get in touch for more info

Let our friendly team take you through what the voucher involves and do the checks to confirm your business is eligible for a Gigabit Voucher and tell you more about what a Gigabit Voucher can do for your business.

Call our team on 0330 122 2970 or fill out the form below to get started with your voucher request, or if you have any questions. We'll let you know the information we need to set up your voucher.

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